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Dr. G. (Gerlieke) Veltkamp

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference

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  • Profile


    As a senior researcher and teacher at the Sociology department at the UvA, I'm currently involved in etnographic, longitudinal and participatory research projects and courses about health, families, children and youth in diverse urban contexts and I’m particularly interested in health, gender, risk and trust. I'm also involved in participatory and policy networks in Noord-Holland and Flevoland. 

    In my PhD research, I have investigated constructions of risk and gender in health and family policies, and between pre- and postnatal health care professionals and (new) parents in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland. 

    Previously, I've been involved in research and policy writing and in family therapy within the forensic youth psychiatry sector in Amsterdam. My experience with professional work, children and youth, family relations and psychosocial problems in an urban and forensic context is useful to my present role in engaging with various families and professionals.

    I'm engaged in writing in various forms and for various audiences.


  • Publications


    • Baillergeau, E., Veltkamp, G., Bröer, C., Helleve, A., Kulis, E., Lien, N., Luszczynska, A., Mendes, S., Rito, A., Moerman, G. A., de Sauvage Nolting, R., & Klepp, K.-I. (2024). Democratising participatory health promotion: power and knowledge involved in engaging European adolescents in childhood obesity prevention. Health, Risk & Society. Advance online publication.


    • Bröer, C., Ayuandini, S., Baillergeau, E., Moerman, G., Veltkamp, G., Luszczynska, A., Budin-Ljøsne, I., Rito, A. I., Stensdal, M., Lien, N., & Klepp, K.-I. (2023). Recruiting and engaging adolescents in creating overweight and obesity prevention policies: The CO-CREATE project. Obesity Reviews, 24(S1), Article e13546. [details]
    • Bröer, C., Veltkamp, G., Ayuandini, S., Baillergeau, E., Moerman, G., de Sauvage , R., Banik, A., Luszczynska, A., Mendes, S., Klepp, K.-I., Helleve, A., Nesrallah, S., Lien, N., & Kaur Grewal , N. (2023). Negotiating policy ideas: Participatory action research projects across five European countries. Ethics, Medicine and Public Health , 28, Article 100905. [details]
    • Budin-Ljøsne, I., Ayuandini, S., Baillergeau, E., Bröer, C., Helleve, A., Klepp, K.-I., Kysnes, B., Lien, N., Luszczynska, A., Nesrallah, S., Rito, A., Rutter, H., Samdal, O., Savona, N., & Veltkamp, G. (2023). Ethical considerations in engaging young people in European obesity prevention research: The CO-CREATE experience. Obesity Reviews, 24(1), Article e13518. [details]



    • Bröer, C., Veltkamp, G., Bouw, C., Vlaar, N., Borst, F., & de Sauvage Nolting, R. (2021). From Danger to Uncertainty: Changing Health Care Practices, Everyday Experiences, and Temporalities in Dealing With COVID-19 Policies in the Netherlands. Qualitative Health Research, 31(9), 1751-1763.



    • Veltkamp, G. (2019). When Do Professionals Envision and Trust Fathers as Caregivers over the Course of Giving Birth? A Comparison of Pre- and Postnatal Healthcare Professionals’ Assessments of Fathers in the Netherlands, Germany, and Poland. Social Politics, 26(3), 370–393. Advance online publication. [details]


    • Veltkamp, G., & Brown, P. (2017). The everyday risk work of Dutch child-healthcare professionals: inferring ‘safe’ and ‘good’ parenting through trust, as mediated by a lens of gender and class. Sociology of Health and Illness, 39(8), 1297-1313. Advance online publication. [details]




    • Grunow, D., & Veltkamp, G. (2016). Institutions as reference points for parents-to-be in European societies: A theoretical and analytical framework. In D. Grunow, & M. Evertsson (Eds.), Couples' Transitions to Parenthood: Analysing Gender and Work in Europe (pp. 3-33). Edward Elgar. [details]



    • Karasaki, M., Veltkamp, G., & Bröer, C. (2016). Engaging with infants: Making of subjectivity in everyday infant eating, sleeping, and body movement practices.. Paper presented at British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom.


    • Veltkamp, G., Ils, A., & Grunow, D. (2015). Pre- and postnatal healthcare and gendered parenting norms: A comparison of professionals’ views and practices in the Netherlands and Germany. Paper presented at ESHMS 3rd Special Interest Meeting:, Trondheim, Norway.

    Talk / presentation

    • Moerman, G. (speaker), Ramanujam, A. (speaker), Veltkamp, G. (speaker) & Bröer, C. (speaker) (8-9-2018). Setting up a Comparative, Collaborative and Continuing Ethnography, Unspoken, Unseen, Unheard
      of. Unexplored Realities in Qualitative Research (ESA RN20 qualitative methods midterm), St. Gallen.


    • Veltkamp, G. (2018). Anticipating ‘secure’ developments: How pre- and postnatal healthcare professionals work with risk and trust and (re) shape mothers’ and fathers’ roles in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland. Print Service Ede.
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